Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this holiday week to be a fairly quiet one, and many party offices will be closed beginning Wednesday. Our Crib Sheets have the latest information of who has filed. At least 340 candidates have filed for Congress, statewide office and the Legislature so far.

Correction: Once again, we have tried to send Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) to Congress. In yesterday’s report, we erroneously referred to U.S. Rep. Bill Flores (R-Bryan) as Pete Flores. We have corrected it online and regret the error.

SD11: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) for re-election.

HD61: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) for re-election.

HD117: San Antonio real estate agent Carlos Antonio Raymond filed as a Republican to challenge Rep. Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio). Raymond unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the seat in 2018 (28%) and lost a 2016 race for the seat as a write-in candidate.

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